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Calculating carbon footprints at uvex safety

What do we mean by carbon footprints?

A carbon footprint is measured through an emissions calculation. This determines the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions (including carbon dioxide, or CO2) associated with resource consumption, manufacturing processes, transport or energy consumption, for example.

How and why do we calculate the carbon footprint of our products?

All the processes involved in the life of a product are included in the calculation of its carbon footprint. In our calculations, we differentiate between the cradle-to-customer and the cradle-to-grave principles. Our aim is to use this data to identify potential for savings (for example through hotspot analysis) and to communicate our sustainability performance both internally and externally. The calculation may also be used as a basis for future design and product development processes.

What measurement methods do we use to calculate a product’s carbon footprint?

uvex calculates the carbon footprint of its products using the methodology outlined in the international standard ISO 14067. We calculate carbon footprints using SimaPro software and the ecoinvent database’s cut-off system model, information we collect from our suppliers and datasets based on our own measurements.

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